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NYPD Boosting Patrols Ahead Of High Holy Days

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The New York City Police Department will be ramping up security ahead of the Jewish High Holy Days.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says there will be more foot patrols around houses of worship as well as more patrol cars.

He adds the NYPD is working to expand community outreach programs to ensure a safe and quiet observance.

"The department will be taking our usual precautions to protect neighborhoods and places of worship in the coming weeks. We'll deploy additional resources to precincts with large Jewish communities to ensure that coverage is more than adequate in these areas," Kelly added.

Observances begin on September 4 with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, begins at sundown on Friday September 13.

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